A Canadian woman who was running with her dogs in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park was attacked by a black bear that burst out of the bushes, she says. Erin McKenzie was climbing a hill with her four dogs, according to reports, when the bear came at her, striking her in the face and in the back. The wounds on her back were scratches but her face took the brunt of the attack.
“I really thought I was going to die when the bear was hitting me. That was extremely terrifying. I’ve never been that close to a bear or any kind of predatory animal like that,” McKenzie said. “I think what I’ll just be left with is a pretty ugly-looking scar.”
McKenzie was on the Moon Lake Trail in the national park, which is some 150 miles northwest of Winnipeg.